Patti Minglin

How to have the best nature themed birthday party around Chicago

Throw a party to thrill your little nature lover with the help of these eight great tips.

What you need to know about hiring party entertainers in Chicago

Chicago party entertainers share their best tips for making your child's birthday a huge success

Tips for parents of college-bound students

If you are a parent of a child headed to high school or college, you probably have a list of questions already formulating in your head: Which school is right for us? How do I make sure my child is academically and socially prepared? Are all these ho

A+ teachers innovate, inspire, communicate

From kindergarten teachers to educational department heads and athletic directors, our schools have teachers that are always looking for new ways to engage our students in learning opportunities and who are making a difference in the lives of children of all ages.

What’s in a grade?

Today's educators are finding new ways to help parents look beyond the letter grade and get a better idea of how their student is really doing academically.

Turning the corner on education

Some of the most innovative education strategies in the country are happening in Chicago. Yes, Chicago.

Jumping for joy

There's nothing like seeing the kids bouncing off the wall, except when they are bouncing in rooms fill with giant inflatables. For a perfectly bouncy birthday bash your birthday child will remember for a long time to come, check out our tips to fun.

Getting the most teaching out of technology

Technology his helping today's youngsters learn about themselves and the world around them.

Science fairs

Even if you don’t have a young Albert Einstein on your hands, encouraging your children to participate in a middle school
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